The 126th delivery anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, Parakram Diwas, was marked with tributes and a particular diaspora portrait exhibition on the Indian High Commission in London.
The particular occasion, hosted by the Indian High Commission in London on January twenty third night, introduced collectively neighborhood leaders and members of the British Bengali diaspora to pay homage to Netaji.
‘Sangram’, an exhibition made up of portraits of revolutionaries who fought within the Indian freedom wrestle drawn by members of the Indian diaspora from around the globe, was displayed by Heritage Bengal Global (HGB) to mark the event.
“Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose and his many feats of military and political courage live on,” Indian High Commissioner to the U.Ok. Vikram Doraiswami mentioned in his tackle, following floral tributes to a portrait of Netaji within the Gandhi Hall of India House.
“The museum in his memory in Calcutta is well worth visiting to see the courage, daring, and enterprise that he displayed in escaping from custody in house arrest, his extraordinary journey through India, his efforts to mobilize an army including prisoners of war– all of this is the stuff of legend,” he mentioned.
The Indian envoy highlighted the legendary freedom fighter’s selflessness, shunning a lifetime of privilege and luxurious in favour of the laborious highway to battle for the independence of his nation.
“His message essentially was to reject the idea that had been imposed upon us since 1857, that the people of our subcontinent were largely not a martial race, that Indians couldn’t actually fight…Netaji showed that was not true,” he mentioned, highlighting his ahead pondering mirrored within the numerous make-up of the Indian National Army (INA) which additionally had a girls’s wing.
“Netaji’s senior commanders represented all the faiths of India,” he added.
The commemorative occasion concerned patriotic music by the Bengal Heritage Foundation, together with the shifting INA battle anthem of ‘Kadam, Kadam’ and concluding with the Indian National Anthem ‘Jana Gana Mana’.
A lecture by journalist and historian, Dr. Vijay Rana, took the viewers via the important thing moments in Netaji’s army marketing campaign for India’s independence.
As a part of the delivery anniversary celebrations, Heritage Bengal Global has additionally launched a diaspora-led petition calling for direct flight connections between London and Kolkata. It was formally flagged off on the group’s annual Saraswati Puja in west London on Sunday.